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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spain sends P240 million worth of humanitarian aid to the Philippines

In the wake of the massive devastation brought about by typhoon Pepeng (international name Parma), the Government of Spain is once again sending assistance to the Philippines, raising the total amount given to 3.5 million euros (240 million pesos) for relief work.
The Government of Spain has chartered another airplane loaded with emergency aid – mainly shelter materials and family assistance kits such as two water purification plants, food, blankets, toiletries and kitchen kits, water containers, and tents.
This second shipment of emergency humanitarian aid from Spain is expected to land at the Clark International Airport on October 15 and will be turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Philippine Red Cross, and the NGO group Accion Contra el Hambre.
Spanish authorities are committed to support the Philippine Government, not only to alleviate the immediate effects on the typhoon victims, but to work out a plan for the reconstruction of the stricken areas. In this connection, the head of the Spanish agency for International Cooperation and Development is expected to visit the country next week.

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